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"Black History and Wellness"

Join us on Thursday, February 17th for our Black History Month Celebration and Annual Meeting. Our theme this year is "Black Health and Wellness" which focuses on the legacy of Black scholars, medical practitioners in Western medicine and other ways of managing health and wellness throughout the African Diaspora.

We will also be offering all-day Covid-19 vaccinations (8:30am-8pm) and Covid-19 testing (9am - 1pm).

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Featuring Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Bisola Ojikutu, MD, MPH

Executive Director of the Boston Public Health Commission

Join In-person or via Zoom!


Whittier Street Health Center

2nd Floor, Community Education Room

1290 Tremont Street

Roxbury, MA 02120

Join via Zoom!


12:10 p.m.

Welcome, Presentation of Slate of Officers, Pastor Gerald Bell, Board Chair


12:15 p.m.     

President’s Address: Together We Must Achieve Health Equity

Frederica M. Williams, President & Chief Executive Officer, Whittier Street Health Center          


12:40 p.m.      

Adjournment of Annual Meeting: Vianka Perez Belyea, Board Secretary


12:45 p.m.      

Welcome and Introduction of Keynote Speaker:

Frederica M. Williams, President &CEO


12:50 p.m.     

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bisola Ojikutu, MD, MPH,

Executive Director, Boston Public Health Commission


 1:10 p.m.      

Black History Month Award Presentation

Pastor Gerald Bell, Board Chair and Frederica M. Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer


1:15 p.m.    

Healthy at Any Age, Eva Clark, Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Patient Advisory Council and Chair, Club 1290 (Senior Programming)

1.30 p.m.          

Black National Anthem

African Pledge

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